On two separate days in March and April 2015 I completed the Moher Cliff Walk. There and back was too much for one day so I did the southern half (Liscannor to the Visitor’s Centre and back) (12km) on 22nd March and the northern half one way from the Visitor’s Centre to Doolin (8km) on 16th April. On both days we were blessed with glorious sunshine. Considering how many people visit the Cliffs – it was surprisingly quiet and you could go for kilometres without seeing anyone once you were away from the Visitors Centre.
They scare a lot of people away I think with descriptions on their web site such as “a remote, challenging and demanding trail with no barriers, handrails or seaward fencing”; “exposed cliff top path, steep ascents and descents and narrow and/or steep flagstone steps” and “The trail is suitable only for experienced walkers with a reasonable fitness level”
Hell. It really wasn’t that bad as I managed it easily, though I was totally exhausted at the end of both days.
There is not really much to say as it has to be experienced. It is breathtaking. If you can’t get there soon I have taken some photos to whet the appetite.
By the way if you walk it you should hang around until the sun sets. The cliffs change colour from the dull grey/purple of daytime to fiery reds and oranges to match the sky.
Literally breathtaking seeing the photos from those heights. Gave me a bit of a felly-belly feeling. You were correct about the view being the Cliffs–when we were driving down Mainistir hill after dinner heading to Kilronan. I said I didn’t know (was embarassed, must admit) but did ask Johnny shortly after. You knew already, I could tell. I am reconsidering my belief that a local makes the best tour guide 🙂
I love that you have a photo of yourself in this post too 🙂